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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures
Edited by Elly Blue
Microcosm Publishing, 2017, 160 pages

Biketopia can best be described as feminist science fiction themed around bicycling. It’s an odd-sounding concept, but the book isn’t alone in this genre: It is actually Volume 4 of the Bikes in Space series. Sci-fi has long been concerned with the possibility of social and ecological collapse, and eminent writers like Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing have injected socially aware sci-fi with a feminist sensibility. Biketopia combines these two threads, centering…
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by: Christine Ro – Winter 2018

London’s Batwomen and Batmen Offer Lessons in Urban Coexistence

Bat ecologists seek to minimize the impact of development on one of our key and imperiled pollinators

Alison Fure became drawn to bats while gardening in her southwest London home. Noticing bats flying around during the day as she worked outside. It’s unusual, but bats do come out on warm days during winter months, so  she had to ask…
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by: Christine Ro – June 7, 2016


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